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Japan Govt Seeking More Volunteers for Typhoon-Hit Areas

Japan Govt Seeking More Volunteers for Typhoon-Hit Areas

   Tokyo, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is asking more people to participate in volunteer activities in areas hit by typhoons Faxai and Hagibis, hoping to speed up reconstruction there.
   Faxai, the 15th typhoon of the year, caused extensive damage mainly in Chiba Prefecture in September, and Hagibis, the 19th, in central to northeastern Japan in October.
   Concerns are growing over a possible decrease in the number of volunteers as it gets colder.
   "We hope that as many people as possible will participate by using their days off, so that housing will be rebuilt early," a senior official at the Cabinet Office said.
   According to a Cabinet Office survey, social welfare councils in 110 municipalities of 14 prefectures had opened volunteer centers as of the end of October.

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